• Christianity’s Global Era

    A conversation with Bruce Fitzwater by Warren Bolon, From the September 2008 issue of The Christian Science Journal To paraphrase Shakespeare, there is nothing foreign, but thinking makes it so. To Bruce Fitzwater, there are no actual foreign cultures or languages, only those that we’ve not yet attempted to understand.   Raised on North America’s Pacific Rim in Portland, Oregon, Bruce has long been aware of the need to bridge the cultural divides between West and East. For two years early in his career, he taught philosophy and religion at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Following completion of course work for a master’s degree in philosophy, and after taking…

  • Prayer for Progress in Government

    Prayer for Progress in Government A spirituality.com chat with Bruce Fitzwater Bruce Fitzwater is a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science from Portland, Oregon. He has been in the work of healing spiritually for over 30 years, and was a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship for 11 years. Bruce has traveled widely, to many different parts of the globe. This text has been edited for readability. To read and/or listen to the whole chat go to spirituality.com/chats/government.   There’s a temptation to feel overwhelmed by the national and international issues facing us today because they seem so big and beyond ourselves. How can we overcome these feelings,…

  • God is not in the earthquake

    by Bruce Fitzwater, From the October 2006 issue of The Christian Science Journal Humanity has long been victimized by erratic natural forces, acts of God, as they are commonly called. Is this always to be? Not if we are willing to address the challenge through divine Science, beginning with the insight revealed to Elijah about the divine Ego.   The Bible relates that Elijah, fleeing death from an enraged Queen Jezebel, ascended Mount Horeb seeking consolation from his God. There, an awesome spectacle of violent physical forces paraded before him. First a powerful rock-smashing wind, then an earthquake, and finally, fire. But Elijah realized “the Lord was not in the…